Charcoal bread rolls are a really fun addition to a menu whether that is for Halloween or just for something a little different. The recipe is based on a classic olive oil loaf with the addition of activated charcoal and a few drops of black food colouring to give it a rich charcoal black colour.
Preparation/raising Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes / Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes / Makes 20 rolls
- 15g fresh yeast
- 500g strong white flour
- 400ml hot tap water
- 8 activated charcoal capsules
- 5 drops black food colouring
- 6g table salt
- 3g caster sugar
- 40ml olive oil
- In a large bowl rub the yeast through the flour to form a breadcrumb consistency.
- Add the sugar, salt and contents of the charcoal capsules and mix well.
- Add the hot water, food colouring and oil and mix into a dough.
- Knead the dough for 3-4 minutes, then leave it to rise for 1 hour in a warm place.
- Divide the dough into 20 even round balls.
- Place the dough balls on two lined baking trays. Ensure there is ample space between each dough ball.
- Cover with a clean cloth and leave to rise for 30 minutes in a warm place.
- Preheat your oven to 220°C fan forced.
- Place the rolls in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
- Remove for the oven and enjoy.
To check whether your bread rolls are ready tap the base of the roll, if they sound hollow the rolls are ready.